32 — Directs Triumph of the Will, the most notorious propaganda film of all time; Riefenstahl later claimed to regret making the film and the way the Nazis used it, but her work for the Third Reich continued to haunt her for the rest of her life.
34 — Documented the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, resulting in the groundbreaking sports film Olympia.
37 — Became a war correspondent.
38 — Escaped to the German countryside to begin filming the epic opera Tiefland.
40 — Sinti and Roma gypsies from nearby concentration camps were forced to work as extras on Tiefland. Despite overwhelming evidence, Riefenstahl denies any knowledge.
43-46 — Arrested and held in detention camps by the Allies.
58 — Left Europe to live with the Nuba, a group of native peoples living in the mountains of Southern Sudan. She lived with them, documenting, filming and photographing their lives, for fifteen years.
72 — Obtained a scuba diving license (after lying about her age) and began shooting underwater documentaries.
93 — Joined Greenpeace.
97 — Survived a helicopter crash while visiting her friends the Nuba in war-torn Sudan.